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Obama keeps promise to young men of color
MSNBC ^ | February 11, 2014 | Trymaine Lee

Posted on 02/11/2014 8:53:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

President Obama is expected to launch his most focused efforts to address the dire prospects of young men of color this week, a demographic far too often swept into cycles of poverty and the school-to-prison pipeline.

Obama will unveil details of a new initiative called “My Brother’s Keeper” on Thursday, which will draw on partnerships with foundations and businesses to target young men of color across the country with a range of opportunities and strategies to help bolster their lives.

The initiative, which will offer “every young man of color who is willing to work hard and lift himself up an opportunity to get ahead and reach his full potential,” according to a White House official, has two key aspects.

The first part involves a group of business and foundation leaders who have come together around implementing and testing strategies in various cities that zero in on key moments in the lives of young men – times where interventions have shown the most impactful results. That includes making sure the children are ready to learn once they get to school and keeping them out of the criminal justice system.

The second element is an internal effort within the federal government that will focus on using results and evidence to evaluate what has worked and what hasn’t. This component will use existing federal resources and the information learned will be shared with the public in hopes of spreading best practices...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; blackmales; blackpresident; blacks; crime; obama; poverty
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1 posted on 02/11/2014 8:53:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yea ... let them get away with anything, as long as it is against anybody white.


2 posted on 02/11/2014 8:55:28 PM PST by doc1019
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

a tremendous number of NON-Prejudiced people are sick and tired of all these racist programs using, spending our tax money based on skin color


3 posted on 02/11/2014 8:55:49 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, everything except promote the traditional family and the associated values. Never mind the use of Cain’s words once more.


4 posted on 02/11/2014 8:55:52 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: doc1019
/sigh

more race-baiting is it?

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

5 posted on 02/11/2014 8:56:50 PM PST by expatguy (Donate to "An American Expat in SE Asia")
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To: faithhopecharity

Like South Africa under the ANC. Next stop is Zimbabwe under ZANU-PF.


6 posted on 02/11/2014 8:57:15 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whatever it is, it’s not gonna end well.


7 posted on 02/11/2014 8:58:16 PM PST by uncitizen (Impeach the Communist Already!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The “school-to-prison pipeline”? Really? Maybe the stupid recruits should just throw a “monkey wrench” into the works to avoid that outcome. I’m just sayin’...


8 posted on 02/11/2014 8:58:17 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Enough with the “color” already.
Try to think AMERICAN.


9 posted on 02/11/2014 8:58:39 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: doc1019

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set.
We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” ~Barack Obama


10 posted on 02/11/2014 8:59:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They will learn eventually ... Obama hates everyone as does Hillary.


11 posted on 02/11/2014 9:00:24 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Everything I Learned About Racism Was On Tuesday, January 20, 2009.

Rinse. REPEETE.


12 posted on 02/11/2014 9:00:27 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well that’s mighty Black of him! Screw the young men who lack pigmentation. Why don’t Obama, the Salt Vampire he married and Holder just stand with clenched fist raise and scream Black Power! They might as well with their lack of subtlety.


13 posted on 02/11/2014 9:01:17 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My brother’s keeper? zero’s brother lives in a hut and had to ask Dinesh D’Souza for money for medical expenses.


14 posted on 02/11/2014 9:02:10 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow. And it’s only been 5 years...


15 posted on 02/11/2014 9:02:11 PM PST by 867V309 (I love potatoes-except, of course, Lena Dunham)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Atlas Shrugged is not a novel. It's a documentary.
16 posted on 02/11/2014 9:02:41 PM PST by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon Martin.”

...laying on his back, bleeding to death?


17 posted on 02/11/2014 9:03:22 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...R.I.P.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have long said that the “hyphen” in anyone-American is NOT a hyphen, it’s a MINUS SIGN!


18 posted on 02/11/2014 9:04:49 PM PST by BigDaddyTX (Don't Mex with Texas)
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To: uncitizen
Whatever it is, it’s not gonna end well.

You got that right.

Obama can't change the high rates of unwed motherhood and the RAVAGES from fatherless families.

I once read a comment saying that it would be NICE if the African-American community could have a discussion, dialogue, whatever, without ONCE using the word "white."

I don't think it could be done. What do you think?

19 posted on 02/11/2014 9:08:25 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The first part involves a group of business and foundation leaders who have come together around implementing and testing strategies in various cities that zero in on key moments in the lives of young men – times where interventions have shown the most impactful results. That includes making sure the children are ready to learn once they get to school and keeping them out of the criminal justice system.

The second element is an internal effort within the federal government that will focus on using results and evidence to evaluate what has worked and what hasn’t. This component will use existing federal resources and the information learned will be shared with the public in hopes of spreading best practices...

Blah blah blah. If you read those two paragraphs again, you'll notice that there's nothing concrete that can be measured and evaluated. There's only platitudes and an opportunity to throw some taxpayer money around. I want a job writing crap like that.

"The effort will hinder inner city divisiveness, replacing it with a counterbalance of opportunity and uplift. Funding for growth and life-bettering educational efforts will come from existing programs repurposed and reevaluated with an emphasis on collaboration in a public and private spirit of cooperation..."

20 posted on 02/11/2014 9:08:52 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"of color"??? WTH does that really mean?

What color? I has a color, but I suspect it is not what Obunghole has in mind with his amorphous phrase.

21 posted on 02/11/2014 9:09:23 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does the White House provide MSNBC with text files of these press releases? I’d hate to think they send over printed copy and make the journalist input the whole thing manually.


22 posted on 02/11/2014 9:12:05 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama will unveil details of a new initiative called “My Brother’s Keeper”

Great
We're his Aunt's Keeper and his Uncle's Keeper....
Now we have a program for His Brother's keeper too.

(and, aren't all his brothers living in other countries...like his Aunt and Uncle should be?)

23 posted on 02/11/2014 9:15:41 PM PST by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Most. Divisive. President. Ever.


24 posted on 02/11/2014 9:16:19 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Check out MSNBC's poll! Notice any options missing?


25 posted on 02/11/2014 9:16:27 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

No.


26 posted on 02/11/2014 9:18:35 PM PST by RedHeeler
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To: cloudmountain

Blacks will continue to be enslaved as long as they let those frauds who call themselves “leaders of the black community” (Obama, Sharpton, Holder, Jackson, etc) tell them what to do and how to think.

And as long as those guys are directing things, the word “white” will always have a prominent place.


27 posted on 02/11/2014 9:18:46 PM PST by uncitizen (Impeach the Communist Already!)
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To: dead

I don’t see a “No chance of working” option. I wonder why.


28 posted on 02/11/2014 9:20:50 PM PST by Bob
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To: Bob
My write-in answer to the question would be:

"It's an intentionally racially divisive money laundering and voter fraud operation, glazed like a donut with platitudes and cliches to make goofy white liberals smile and feel good."

29 posted on 02/11/2014 9:23:49 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Frankly, I truly find this statement frightening. Especially in light of the Philly polling place event (Black Panther intimidation which was never prosecuted, and this was in the lying scum’s first term). Also, in light of the refusal to recognise the hate-crime pattern in the knockout king “game”. Also, in light of the ongoing effort to disarm law-abiding citizens.


30 posted on 02/11/2014 9:24:44 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama will unveil details of a new initiative called “My Brother’s Keeper”

His real brother, who lives on $12 a month in Kenya, must find this ruefully amusing.

31 posted on 02/11/2014 9:26:31 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: dead

I noticed that too. The poll options are all either positive or neutral. There is no option for people who think the program will fail.


32 posted on 02/11/2014 9:27:56 PM PST by grundle
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To: libertarian27

And all this while the shrinking productive class can’t afford to support their own children. I’m sure some Appalachian barely hanging on to a job will be just thrilled to learn that his taxes will support “youths of color” while his own children can just go cook meth.


33 posted on 02/11/2014 9:28:24 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: dead
Blah blah blah. If you read those two paragraphs again, you'll notice that there's nothing concrete that can be measured and evaluated. There's only platitudes and an opportunity to throw some taxpayer money around. I want a job writing crap like that.

It's the jaw-boning of an ass. A braying ass.

34 posted on 02/11/2014 9:32:54 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

Immaculate deception, is only a moment away...


35 posted on 02/11/2014 9:33:35 PM PST by RedHeeler
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To: RedHeeler

LOL and for his next Act he will introduce the Moabite Population Control Center with subsidized methane for every baby cooker sold.


36 posted on 02/11/2014 9:40:18 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: dead

The “It will fail spectacularly” option is missing.


37 posted on 02/11/2014 9:42:25 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...target young men of color across the country with a range of opportunities and strategies to help bolster their lives.

Notice he didn't say young black men. Hispanic is in.

38 posted on 02/11/2014 9:44:15 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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Obama will unveil details of a new initiative called “My Brother’s Keeper”"Whup Whitey Now" on Thursday ,using the basic foundations illustrated by his co-horts in Zimbabwe...
39 posted on 02/11/2014 10:06:48 PM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“every young man of color...” isn't that a euphemism for institutionalize racism?
40 posted on 02/11/2014 10:16:47 PM PST by Tuketu (The Dim Platform is splinters bound by crazy glue., The Tea Party is the solvent)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“a demographic far too often swept into cycles of poverty and the school-to-prison pipeline.”

Sadly, true. And just as true is that it is not primarily government that is needed to fix this. Indeed, it may well be that government has worsened the problem. The nuclear family has been all but destroyed in the black community, and I believe that is the biggest cause of many of the problems in the inner city and black community. And some of that destruction can absolutely be laid at the feet of government policies.

Government can help in certain ways, such as getting out of the way. Implement school choice, etc. But the heavy lifting is going to have to come from within the black community itself. Strong families lead to good things, more often than not. And no government program can do that.

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41 posted on 02/11/2014 10:23:22 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Maybe teach them to actually read and write and maybe even speak real English? You could also throw in a little tutelage on the correct way to wear clothes and then maybe teach them what a belt is and what it's used for.

Now I know these are radical ones but maybe teach them that a real man is more than a sperm donor, thug, drug addict, thief and street hustler.

I know, that's all way too much to ask (axk) for but I am just trying to help.

42 posted on 02/11/2014 10:34:57 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe Obama will let them use their EBT cards to contribute $5.00/mo to a retirement account, so they won’t be such a burden on society if they aren’t murdered by other MOCs (Males-Of-Color) or serving life sentences for murder beforehand.


43 posted on 02/11/2014 10:49:16 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: doc1019

“keeping them out of the criminal justice system.”

So now it is the federal governments self-appointed “job” to keep colored people(Guess that’s not considered racist term anymore seeing as it’s really no different than “person of color)out of prison. Um, what happened to personal responsibility? So now the gov. is spending its precious time and our limited resources on criminals or would-be criminals. We all know the inner city youts need guidance because sadly they aren’t getting it in the way of strong family right now but is this really the way to go about it? Gosh I’m so sick to death of all the pandering and hand wringing whether it be over the illegal Mexicans, the gays, democrats stupid made up arguments like the “war on women” black people with chips on shoulders, good Lord this country’s inhabitants really need to grow the F up.


44 posted on 02/12/2014 12:08:30 AM PST by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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these articles are always made to sound like these are innocent little Travon Martins that have never done anything wrong in their lives. You know they must all have two parent stable households so none of this could be their personal responsibility or that of the culture they have made for themselves.
45 posted on 02/12/2014 12:20:23 AM PST by oldenuff2no
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He talked personally about how before becoming president he’d seen women clutch their purses tighter when he walked by and heard the click of car doors locking as he passed...

You got a problem with that, Barkey? Are white women required to NOT protect their purses? Are white people required to NOT lock their car doors? Even Jesse Jackson admitted he would rather be followed by a white man than a black man.

If a black yoot is coming at me, am I required to NOT expect him to punch me in the head? Am I required to act stupidly so as not to offend someone?

46 posted on 02/12/2014 2:21:30 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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Affirmative action push, no experience necessary, whites and others need not apply, this is a life long job, no worries about layoffs or firings, pick up your free 60K job on the way out to start. Corporations who volunteer will be rewarded, eventually as we move down the road those who refuse to comply will be punished.


47 posted on 02/12/2014 3:57:17 AM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
who is willing to work hard and lift himself up

...has no need for such a program in the first place.

48 posted on 02/12/2014 4:01:17 AM PST by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I pity anyone who has to work alongside people who were given the job because of their race instead of real qualifications; it is very stressful. There is job security in it (since somebody has to do the real work), but they are exposed to behavior and attitudes normally only seen on TV.


49 posted on 02/12/2014 4:02:28 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: cloudmountain

“Obama can’t change the high rates of unwed motherhood and the RAVAGES from fatherless families”

O- ye- have little faith!!

He can change their lives!

1. More abortions!—Done
2. More joblessness! Done
3. More racial divide! Done
4. More debt on ANY working black man EVER! Done
5. Attack All Christian institutions! Done

and the list goes on..


50 posted on 02/12/2014 4:10:11 AM PST by mj1234
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